Sarah Giddings



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Department: Oceanography

Position: Researchers

Research Interests: Coastal physical oceanography, particularly transport mechanisms that influence important biological and chemical processes in estuaries and the coastal ocean. Giddings has completed a variety of field experiments that directly measure water movements and water properties to numerical models that simulate the tides, currents, and distribution of properties in the nearshore. Some of the specific transport processes investigated include: the intertidal and residual dynamics in strongly forced, strongly stratified estuaries; interactions between shallow regions and deeper channels in estuarine environments; processes that bring offshore harmful algal blooms to the coast; and coastal/estuarine interactions.